On the eve of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s rematch for the lineal heavyweight championship, both boxers took the stage Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to weigh in.
Deontay Wilder comes in at 231lbs for #WilderFury2
Imagine how much power he has with that extra weight
Fury weighs in at 273
Wilder weighs in at 231
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch weigh-in results:
Deontay Wilder – 231lbs
Tyson Fury – 273lbs
Wilder 18½lbs heavier than first fight.
Fury 16½lbs heavier than first fight.
Wow, he’s significantly bigger than before. Wilder was these weights previously:
Fury 1: 212.5
Ortiz 2: 219.5
He’s looking to maximum his already concussive power. Look out.
Some of the drama was taken out of the weigh-in after their shoving match at Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference. Both fighters were standing nose-to-nose before devolving into pushing and shoving, requiring security to get involved.
They had ropes and a wall of security guards between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury today.
“The reason the decision was made, on behalf of the commission, is because the press conference [Wednesday] spoke for itself,” NSAC executive director Bob Bennett explained. “The actions of the two fighters pushing each other, which was not staged, is not indicative of the image of our sport as a major league sport, thus having a faceoff is not in the best interest in the health and safety of the fighters, the public and the event.”
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? #WilderFury2
Both fighters enter this bout unbeaten in their professional careers. Their first match saw Fury (29-0-1) knocked down twice, including a right jab-left hook combination in the 12th round that appeared to be a knockout blow.
Wilder (42-0-1) even walked away and gave a throat-slash gesture as soon as Fury hit the canvas, but the Furious One got to his feet at the count of nine. The judges scored the fight a split-decision draw (115–111, 112–114, 113–113).
After nearly one year of negotiations between the Wilder and Fury camps, the rematch was agreed upon in December. These two powerhouses are by far the class of the heavyweight division and are ready to settle the score and determine who is the better man in the ring.